It’s that time of the year again where most brands bring out their rainbow-tinted logos and try to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re a proud member of the “alphabet mafia” or just an ally supporting the community, here’s a roundup of Instagram businesses run by queer and trans people. Take your pick from pride-themed badges, socks and totes to sustainable clothes and jewelry.
Find pride-themed badges, keychains, magnets and clothing at this account owned by Kris Chudawala, who is a trans non-binary artist. From “Gay-torade” to “non-bee-nary”, get all the puns and all the fun in a colorful array of products!
Owned by singer-songwriter Mania, CoolIndieShit is a custom jewelry shop featuring eclectic collections. Watch out for their Pride month drop coming soon. Priced very reasonably, you can pick up something for your whole squad and spread the love.
You can commission artist Rigo to make customized illustrations, videos and personalized curated gift hampers for you. They describe their store as providing “one-place gifting solutions, which are available as digital as well as physical gifts."
If you’re looking to expand your jewelry collection and acquire more resin pieces, look no further than Karesin, run by Karnika. While their Pride collection includes a bisexual pride pendant and earrings, they also offer customized products.
If sustainability is your mantra, check out this shop run by Shrishti who makes customized tie-dye clothing. And while you survey their slow fashion pieces, you should totally watch their hilarious Reels as well.
Do you secretly hoard candles and constantly find yourself buying more because you love winding down each day with them? From citronella to rose, the store has numerous scent options and you can get a candle in any flag color you want.
Rainbow socks? Rainbow totes? Rainbow pillow cover? Well, there are several such options available at this handmade custom shop. You can also even choose to get your shoes painted to represent whatever flag colors you want.
(Edited by Sanhati Banerjee)